A TINY girl who loves dressing up has inspired her family to raise more than £1,500 for a special charity.

Nancy Nolan, from Murdishaw in Runcorn, has an extremely rare genetic growth disorder.

The two-year-old has been diagnosed with Russell-Silver Syndrome which effects one in 50,000 children.

The condition characterised by slow growth before and after birth means Nancy faces many health challenges.

She has a poor appetite and often ends up in hospital when her blood sugars dip as she has ketotic hypoglycaemia.

One side of her body grows slower than the other. Her right leg is 2 cm shorter and thinner than her left leg so she has to wear an insert in her shoe.

Nancy is now 87.2 cm, weighs 11.2kg and receives daily injections of growth hormone to stabilise her blood sugar levels, increase her appetite and encourage growth.

Everyday sounds such as hand dryers alarm her as she is sensitive to loud noises and high frequencies.

Her joints are more flexible than normal causing her fatigue, pain and discomfort. She falls down a lot and short walks leave her drained.

A team of seven specialists at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Warrington Hospital support her complex needs.

Her mum Lorraine, 36, said: “Nancy is an extremely brave little girl who faces every day with a smile.

“She is truly an inspiration and we couldn’t be any prouder of her.”

Lorraine, an operations manager at Capita in Preston Brook, has raised money for the Child Growth Foundation with the help of relatives and work colleagues.

Family friend Chris Keeling is tackling the Three Peak Challenge on Saturday, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.

“This foundation has supported us throughout Nancy’s journey, helping us make sense of medical terminology, given us amazing advice and emotional support,” said Lorraine, who hopes to help other children by becoming a trustee for the charity.

“The money Chris raises will enable the foundation to continue to offer support to families like ours.”

Nancy celebrates her third birthday next week and starts Gorsewood Pre School in September.

Her dad Mark, 36, is a delivery office manager for Royal Mail at Crown Gate.

“She is a tiny dot of a thing but she is just amazing,” added Lorraine.

“She is a little deva. She has a toy box full of necklaces, jewellery and handbags and always picks her accessories before she leaves the house.

“Her brother Archie who is 12 is fabulous with her.

“You can’t help but adore her.”

To support Chris on his mountain trek visit justgiving.com/fundraising/chriskeeling2017.